The Streets Section performs maintenance for Saint Peter. Specifically, they oversee the following:
- Maintenance of all city vehicles and equipment
- Maintenance over 1000 street regulatory signs, warning signs and post mounted signs within the city limits
- Pavement management of over 70 miles of streets and parking lots
- Snow removal and ice control of 206 lane miles of streets, 45 cul-de-sacs, 21 parking lots and various other locations within the city limits
- Street sweeping of all curb lines during the spring and fall and for special events
The Street Section also works closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on local city projects that they might occur in any given year.
How to Be a Better Neighbor
Whether you have lived in your home for years, just recently moved to a new neighborhood, or recently moved to Saint Peter, you will want to do everything you can to be a good neighbor.
One of the ways of helping out your neighborhood and your community is to make sure you comply with City regulations concerning removal of weeds and tall grass, clearing sidewalks of snow and ice, and helping ensure our streets are cleared after each snowfall by complying with the snow emergency regulations.
The material contained here is designed to provide information concerning these regulations in a way that is easy to understand. If you have any questions or comments regarding this information, please contact us. In addition, we welcome your input regarding these regulations as well as on other topics of concern to our community.
After a summer of mowing lawns, we turn our attention to providing for safe passage along the many miles of sidewalks in Saint Peter. Snow and ice buildup create hazardous conditions along the sidewalks, leading to falls and possible injuries.
City regulations require property owners to remove snow and ice from the entire width of the sidewalk within 24 hours after the snowfall ends. If property owners don't follow the regulations, the City will provide for the sidewalk to be cleared and the property owner will be billed.
If you have a concern about a sidewalk in your area that hasn't been cleared properly, please let us know. While we will make every attempt to work with property owners on this and other issues, it is important to remove the snow and ice to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
Weed & Tall Grass Removal
We've all seen it; those yards that seem to have never known the cut of a lawn mower blade! In addition to being unsightly, these areas can lead to an increase in rodent infestation, decreasing visibility at corners resulting in traffic safety issues, and an increase in pollen causing misery for allergy sufferers. Based on those reasons, the City Council has in place regulations requiring grass to be shorter than 6 inches and for hazardous/noxious weeds to be removed.
If you haven't mowed your lawn in a while and it looks like your own private jungle, you run the risk of receiving a citation. If you haven't responded to the request to take care of the problem, the City may contact someone to mow it on your behalf and send you a bill for the services.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 507-934-0670. We are more than willing to help all of our citizens to create a safer community.